Connecting our Community


A recent program day saw the 2024 Future Shapers cohort exploring the theme of Connectivity – creating safe, cohesive and inclusive regional communities.

The group explored many aspects of connectivity, including our local bus network, a tour of the newly refurbished library, followed by a presentation from the City of Ballarat CEO, Evan King on the City’s Community Infrastructure Plan for 2022-2037.

Moving on to Barkly Square, we listened to an expert panel on inclusivity for all, toured the Yarning Garden and heard from the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council on our region’s long history of immigration.

We finished the day at Integra to hear about population growth, housing and what makes a liveable, connected community. It was a jam-packed day and we’re sure it left our Future Shapers with lots to reflect on.